I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

A Tuesday Texture Swoon

Since I’ve taken up crochet with a newly-minted verve,  everything for me is about texture and exploring the complexities of yarn. Oodles and oodles of yarn. {images via nancy flowers, the lane & dustjacket, items by designbird} I am finding that my explorations in craft and yarn are beginning to inform… 

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In Transition

I know I haven’t bee posting much lately. Over the last few weeks, I  have found that I needed a bit of a blogging break. I want Design Wonderland to be more than just pretty photos and I have been trying to reconnect with my core creativity. Outside of the… 

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Weathering Sandy

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to check-in to see how my fellow East Coasters are doing amongst the major winds, damage and flooding that Sandy brought with her last night. My prayers and thoughts are with everyone who has suffered in the wake of the storm. I continue to count… 

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The Petal Pusher: Fall Harvest

Happy October!   Tina here with my monthly column, The Petal Pusher. As hard as it was for me to pack up the flip-flops, the tank tops and the shorts of the summer, I am loving this sweater weather.  I find myself making a cup of tea and cozying up… 

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My Bags Are Packed

Because tomorrow is my birthday, I have decided to treat myself to a mini vacay to a semi-remote beachy locale. Some place where I can look like this for hours: image via pinterest In fact, As you read this, I am on my way there.  But because we are such… 

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{The Petal Pusher} Herbal Essence

Happy Friday All! As promised, Tina’s back with a bit of Herbal Essence. Enjoy!  Confession #72:  I am an herb waster.  Yes, I am.  Don’t you hate it when the recipe calls for sprigs of fresh mints or rosemary, the rest of the bundle that you must purchase from the… 

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Celebrating My Year in NYC

Do you know what today is? A year ago today I packed my bags and headed North from DC to NYC!  Well, for me the best way to celebrate my year anniversary in my newly adopted city, was to check out my Favorite singer Alice Smith who played at City… 

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Off the Wall

I’m totally in love with this wallpaper. image via justina blakeney If I could wallpaper my whole house I would. By the way, you must see the rest of Justina’s project here. It’s gorgeous and totally inspiring!  

while I was gone…

Hi Friends! I’m finally back to blogging. However, a few things happened while I was on my unexpected blogging break. In fact, as I type this post, I have officially gone from a PC girl to a Mac convert. Why didn’t I do this sooner? So,  I finally decided on… 

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Just a little update

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to give you a little update on my blogging status. Sorry for my prolonged absense but I haven’t given up on blogging. Instead of getting my laptops fixed, I decided it was best to buy a new laptop, which will arrive any day now. I… 

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